Tagged with Cherry blossoms

Kicking back in Kumamoto

Kicking back in Kumamoto


This is it, the last post in this year’s Japan travel blog series! Back in April I travelled from Osaka to Kobe to Kyushu with my mum and sister, and you can read all about our travels here. Our last destination was Kumamoto, home of Kumamoto Castle and the iconic mascot Kumamon! Kumamoto Castle is … Continue reading

Philosophising on the Philosopher’s Walk in Kyoto

Philosophising on the Philosopher’s Walk in Kyoto


A leisurely stroll down the Philosopher’s Walk is an absolutely must if you’re visiting Kyoto. This 2 kilometre-long stone path is lined by hundreds of cherry trees, which come into full bloom in early April, and is one of the city’s most popular hanami (cherry blossom viewing) spots. The best place to start your walk … Continue reading

Sakura overload in Tokyo!

Sakura overload in Tokyo!


Brace yourselves, the sakura photos are coming! I thought I’d startĀ off the post-holiday blog saga with some cherry blossom highlight photos from Tokyo, where we spent a whirlwind 4 days. Here’s a theory: Britain would be 120% happier if we planted some sakura trees around the country. A traditional English picnic’s all well and good, … Continue reading